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Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way

Suzuki’s new bike resurgence is set to accelerate in style in just three months’ time, as the firm unveils a naked version of its GSX-R1000 superbike. According to MCN sources in Japan, the new bike – likely to be called GSR1000 – will use a re-tuned version of the 182bhp 999cc inline four-cylinder from the GSX-R1000, and will retain a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 July 2014

Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied

This is a new BMW K1600 bagger spied testing at a top-secret test track last week and signals a new direction for the straight-six engine first seen in the K1600GT and GTL, launched in 2011. While baggers make only the smallest impact on UK or European sales charts they are huge news in the American market and BMW is the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 05 July 2014

TT 2014: Dunlop makes it four in a week with Senior victory

Michael Dunlop took his fourth Isle of Man TT win this week with a commanding win in the Senior TT on his BMW S1000RR this afternoon taking him into the all-time TT greats with 11 wins overall. Despite an early challenge from his brother William Dunlop, Michael never really appeared to be under any real threat of losing the most ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 06 June 2014

BMW's naked revolution

BMW revealed this stunning, hardcore boxer-engined roadster in Italy last weekend with bosses promising the production version will be on sale within a year.The Concept Roadster is a vision of the future development of the boxer engine in a naked bike. It takes the engine and some of the running gear from the best-selling R1200GS, but grafts on superbike-spec brakes ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 06 June 2014

Bayliss shows off front wheel burn out

Anyone who has ever locked the front wheel of their bike will tell you of the buttock-clenching sense of fear and the reality of it often causing a bike to crash. Now imagine doing it on purpose, accelerating up to over 100mph for more than 200 metres and not crashing. And then doing it again the next lap. Multiple World ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 21 May 2014

Yamaha reveals new YZF-R125 at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Yamaha has revealed for the first time an updated 2014 version of the big-selling YZF-R125 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show at Excel in London this morning. The new bike replaces Britain’s best-selling supersport 125 model gets new styling, new upside down forks, radially mounted front brake caliper, a full digital dash and new lightweight wheels. The overhaul ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 14 February 2014

Ducati begins Monster 1200 production

Ducati has started building the first of the new generation of Monster 1200 models ahead of next months official press launch. The new Monster 1200 comes in two versions, a standard bike with 135bhp and a more powerful and higher specification S model with 145bhp and different suspension, wheels and brakes. Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali was on hand to start ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 28 January 2014

Changes to A2 test delayed

Planned changes for the A2 bike test to reduce the minimum power of the bikes allowed to be ridden have been pushed back by delays in getting proposed legislation approved by Parliament.It’s not thought any potential test candidates have been affected by this as the bikes allowed under the current rules were never changed while the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 14 January 2014

KTM Freeride E first ride

It’s safe to say that, so far, sales of electric motorcycles in any class have been almost inconsequentially small. But, on the basis of a short test on a pre-production KTM Freeride E motocross bike, it’s equally clear that this could simply be because the right bikes haven’t been available to buy – yet. The threats to off-road riding have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 28 December 2013

Triumph announces 2013 financial results

Triumph has announced financial results for the year up to June 30, 2013 which are different to those reported in the Financial Times this morning which the British bike firm says were ‘incorrectly reported’. Triumph’s statement shows the company made a £0.1m operating loss before interest and tax which is down from a £15.7 million profit in 2012. Triumph says ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 December 2013

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